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H.J.Res. 99 (115th): Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2017, and for other purposes.


The text of the resolution below is as of Apr 26, 2017 (Introduced).

Summary of this resolution

This bill extended federal government funding through May 5, 2017. It was enacted on the day funding was to end. The federal government is currently funded through "continuing appropriations" legislation that maintains government spending levels as they were for arbitrary periods of time. Traditionally, though not recently, the federal government was funded by major funding legislation for a whole fiscal year at a time. If an appropriations law is not enacted before the last one lapses, non-critical federal government functions shut down.


IA

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. J. RES. 99

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 26, 2017

introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Appropriations

JOINT RESOLUTION

Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2017, and for other purposes.

That the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2017 (division C of Public Law 114–223) is further amended by—

(1)

striking the date specified in section 106(3) and inserting May 5, 2017; and

(2)

inserting after section 201 the following new section:

202.
(a)

This section may be cited as the Further Continued Health Benefits for Miners Act.

(b)

Section 402(h)(2)(C)(ii) of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (30 U.S.C. 1232(h)(2)(C)(ii)) is amended—

(1)

in subclause (II), by striking April 30, 2017 and inserting May 5, 2017;

(2)

in subclause (II)(aa), by striking the Continued Health Benefits for Miners Act and inserting the Further Continued Health Benefits for Miners Act; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following: For purposes of subclause (II)(aa), a beneficiary enrolled in the Plan as of the date of the enactment of the Further Continued Health Benefits for Miners Act shall be deemed to have been eligible to receive health benefits under the Plan on January 1, 2017..

(c)

The provisions of section 167(d) of Public Law 114–223 (as added by Public Law 114–254) shall apply to this section.

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